14 thoughts on “How rich people get rich…”

    • So how do you see people getting rich? Most of the time it is not hard work. Nepotism is very high on the list.

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      • “Nepotism” would be ‘birth lottery’, the half that was correct. It also involves work.To use a bread factory as a pulled out of my ass example: One would need to have the idea ‘This area needs a bread factory’, then get the permits, secure financing, arrange the power, arrange the delivery of materials, arrange the construction of the building, the necessary extra road, hire workers that can be reasonably counted on not to steal everything not nailed down or add extra fingers to the recipe, arrange transportation for the product, plus a fuckton of other stuff like inspections and oversight. And that’s just off the top of my head. I’ve never researched it.

        How do YOU think it works? Just move the outline around until it turns green and click? Let’s hear your version before you start complaining about mine, Chuckles.

        And ‘exploiting’ is a scary word used to spread FUD. “EXPLOIT BAD!” But that’s how things work. I ‘exploit’ my 30 years of tech support experience and knowledge to get paid for it. The company ‘exploits’ my knowledge to supply tech support to the customers, who ‘exploit’ our services to be able to do their jobs, and so on. You’re just using a heavily loaded word to make it sound like a bad thing.

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        • You were wrong with nepotism is birth lottery. Nepotism is much, much more than that. The rest of your analogy is completely missing the point. Donald Trump didn’t become wealthy by working hard to figure out permits, arranging the delivery of materials, etc… He became rich when his daddy broke the law to make money, and then (probably illegally) diverted money through tax loopholes to give Donald more money. Then Donald took advantage of a litany of people and tax laws to make more money. He is but one example, but there are many who have a similar story.

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          • I would use air quotes when using the phrase make more money in regards to Trump. As far as I know, he never made a profit in his life. Any so-called “income” has either been taking daddy’s money or bank loans. Your examples are just more of him keeping his money, certainly not earning it.

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    • And please tell us that no rich people have exploited the poor to become rich. This ought to be good. Someone pass the popcorn.

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  1. In order to be ungodly rich, exploitation of workers is a necessity. Bezos does it, Schultz does it, the Waltons not only do it, but also benefit from the lucky sperm club as do the Kochs. These people make more in a day than the average worker can make in a century. They make much their money on the backs of the workers.

    Bezos makes over $100 million a day. That is not earned by working harder than the employees each day. Many of these billionaires are simply piling up money through stock options. That’s money making money, not them doing anything (other than cutting jobs to bump stock prices, or stock buybacks, etc to raise their income) to actually earn it without taking something away from others.

    If an individual cannot live on $1 billion a year, then they have a problem.

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  2. bottom one should read:
    “According to someone who has never stayed with a job long enough to call it a career”

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    • Wealth is fine, but to do so at the expense of others by exploiting your workers is not. That amounts to stealing from your workers to line your own pockets. Costco pays their employees well but the CEO is not earning a million dollars a day, because they believe in treating their employees as people not as expendable commodities.

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